I bought a USB Wireless Network Adapter with Dual 6dBi Antennas & Ralink RT3072 Chipset Integrated. It works great in windows but I am trying to install it on my lubuntu 15.04 machine. The adapter came with a cd with drivers for windows, mac, and linux. A link to a downloadable version of that driver can be downloaded here.
I untarred the file on my desktop and I got two files RT8070_RT3070_RT3370_RT5370_RT5372_ReadMe.txt and 2011_0719_RT3070_RT3370_RT5370_RT5372_Linux_STA_V188.8.131.52_DPO. I have no idea what to do with the second file 2011_0719... If I rename the file to Linux_STA, and open the terminal and cd my way to the desktop, I can:
sudo nano Linux_STA
and the file looks like a c file.
I have look at a few posts and most people request the following information:
lsusb I get:
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 148f:3072 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT3072 Wireless Adapter
iwconfig gives me:
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=20 dBm Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off
dmesg gives me a very long message.
dmesg | grep -e rt2 -e rt3 gives me
[ 714.453147] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00_set_rt: Info - RT chipset 3071, rev 021c detected [ 714.481648] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00_set_rf: Info - RF chipset 0008 detected [ 714.503920] usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2800usb [ 714.546110] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt2870.bin' [ 714.562815] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Firmware detected - version: 0.29
lsmod | grep -e rt2 -e rt3 gives me:
rt2800usb 28672 0 rt2x00usb 20480 1 rt2800usb rt2800lib 90112 1 rt2800usb rt2x00lib 49152 3 rt2x00usb,rt2800lib,rt2800usb mac80211 626688 3 rt2x00lib,rt2x00usb,rt2800lib crc_ccitt 16384 1 rt2800lib cfg80211 462848 2 mac80211,rt2x00lib
From what I have read I think I need to compile the driver. If so How do I do that? and where to I compile it?
Thank you in advance for any and all help!!!!